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Grateful to hospital, friends and relatives

February 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I fell and injured my shoulder. I went to the emergency room at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, and I’d like to thank Jesse and John and Dr. Andrew Gross for providing me with good care while I was there. I’d also like to thank Dr. Earl Latimer who surgically repaired my injury, and [&hellip...

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Charter schools show greater successes

February 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On Jan. 19, the RDR reprinted an Associated Press article by Morgan Lee stating that that New Mexico charter schools are more expensive than our traditional public schools while only producing similar academic results. The article did not back up its...

Edgar Mitchell’s contributions great

February 9, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The passing of Artesia’s Edgar Mitchell on Feb. 4 marked the nation’s loss of a remarkable individual. Although he was born in Texas and lived in many other locations throughout his life, Ed Mitchell always thought of New Mexico as home. With a doctorate...

Good Samaritans during Goliath storm

February 9, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This is a letter that is long overdue, regarding the aftermath of Storm Goliath. I have about a 300-foot long driveway. Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, I began trying to dig my way out, with nothing but my two-wheel drive, light pickup, a shovel and desperation....

Liberal agenda seen in editorial

February 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Responding to your editorial in Sunday’s paper, I feel you miss the point. You say that a proposed law that has no hope of passing will not help anyone, but take rights away from others. In my opinion you are wrong. First, the Bill of Rights contains the...

Diatribes on pages, pushing diversity

February 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have considered the pages of your newspaper on Sunday and this is my response. I’m not sure 400 words will be enough. The editorial pages are for varied opinions. However, the editor decides what to print and what not to print. I have written several...

Local Elks’ WWP not affiliated nationally

February 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Due to the recent negative national news report of the Wounded Warrior Project, I want to clarify that the local Roswell Elks Lodge #969 NM Wounded Warrior Charity Golf tournament which I am involved with, is not affiliated with this national program. When I...

Bill would give state power over labor laws

February 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

We’re working hard in Santa Fe this year to make sure all New Mexicans have the same opportunities. Cities across the state are enacting a patchwork of inconsistent labor laws that make it not only difficult, but confusing, for a business to expand. Not...

Tax breaks on aging wells is antiquated

February 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

House Bill 107 proposes cuts to some state taxes for aging wells that generate under 10 barrels of oil per day with estimated losses in tax revenue rising to as high $58.6 million by year 2020. This is revenue that could be used in resolving several of the...

Tobacco tax bill an unfair burden

February 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing because I smoke cigarettes. I want smokers and users of other tobacco products to know that we are going to become the “chumps” again if state Sen. Howie Morales is successful in convincing his fellow New Mexico lawmakers to adopt his...